Animal welfare group seeks to halt rifle rule in Indiana

The Center for Wildlife Ethics filed their request with LaPorte Circuit Court Judge Thomas Alevizos on Thursday. The state rule will allow rifles during the firearms deer-hunting season that begins Saturday. It expires Feb. 1.

Indiana October jobless rate rises slightly to 3.9 percent

The state’s jobless rate has been climbing since dipping to 3 percent in June, but Indiana’s October unemployment rate remained slightly below the national rate of 4.1 percent, which was a 17-year national low.

Documents: US Steel sought to keep chemical spill secret

Documents released by the University of Chicago’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic show U.S. Steel’s Portage, Indiana, plant released 56.7 pounds (25.7 kilograms) of chromium on Oct. 25. That’s nearly double the plant’s allowable daily release of the potentially cancer-causing chemical.